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Legal Epidemiology and the Path to Better Health Law and Policy

21st January 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am , via Zoom

When: Thursday 21st January 2021, 13:00-14:30 (London) / 8:00-9:30 EST
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The purpose of this webinar is to introduce a global audience to the emerging approach of “legal epidemiology,” the scientific study and deployment of law and legal practices for public health. Legal Epidemiology is an increasingly important part of public health training and practice in the US, and is gradually attracting interest elsewhere. This webinar will cover its origins, nature and rationale, and examples of its use in research, policy tracking, and advocacy. It will conclude with a presentation on how CDC has integrated legal epidemiology in its work.

The session is part of the international webinar series on public health ethics, law and human rights for the future of humanity organised by the UK Faculty of Public Health in collaboration with the European Public Health Association and other partners.

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Programme and Speakers

  • Legal Epidemiology: What and Why (Scott Burris, Temple University)
  • Finding the Policy Drivers of (In)Equity and the Social Determinants of Health (Kelli Komro, Emory University)
  • Assessing the Effects of Legal Interventions on COVID-19: A Systematic Review (Benjamin van Rooij, University of Amsterdam)
  • A Global HIV Policy Database  (Matthew Kavanagh, O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University)
  • org: Legal Epidemiology in Advocacy (Shelley Hearne, Johns Hopkins)
  • Legal Epidemiology at CDC: (Matthew Penn)
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